"to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment"

Green Briar Nature Center  Green Briar Jam Kitchen East Sandwich Game Farm

Home
About Us
Calendar
Thornton Burgess
     
His Books
Programs
    
Adult
     Child
    
Vacation Programs
     Family
     Educator
     Garden Classes
     Jam Workshops
   
 Scout Programs
     Summer Programs
     Registration Form
Special Events
Education Dept.
    
Education Outreach
     Education Kits
    
Project LIFE
     Resident Animals
    
Sponsor an Animal
     Veterinary Fund
     Birthday Parties
     Burgess Story
     Kids Page
    
Coloring Picture
     Scholarship Fund
Membership
    
Renewal
Swain Library
Wildflower Garden
    
Garden Classes
    What's Blooming

Shop for
    
Jam Kitchen Products
     Books  
Exhibits
Support
    
Volunteering
     Employment
     Planned Giving
     Corporate Partners
     Buy a Brick
     Capital Campaign
     Donations
Visitor Information
   
 Hours & Rates
     Group Visits
     Handicapped
     Directions
     Area Links

Employment
Cup Plates
Board of Trustees

Contact Information

 

Programs

View a copy of our
current Program
Schedule in PDF

Summer Program Schedule

Birthday Parties

Enjoy a fun and educational party at
the Green Briar
Nature Center

Birthday Parties

Ongoing Programs

Critter Capers
Storytimes
Jam Workshops

Nature Walking Club
Wildflower Garden Walks

Online Donation

Support the Society with your online donation!

Donate

Follow us on Facebook

E Newsletter

Keep informed of the latest happenings
 

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletters

New Logo

The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
 

   
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen
of the Thornton W. Burgess Society

Our Mission:  "to inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment as taught in the writings of conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess"

Our Summer Childrens Vacation Programs are now online and you may register online for 3 or 5 days per week starting February 1 for Peter Rabbits Friends (3-4) Discoverers (5-6) and Explorers (7-9)    Go Here ! 

You can still register for classes for all ages
(3 through 12) by calling the office at
508-888-6870.

Vacation Programs at Green Briar 



Special Events

July 12:  GARDEN TOUR in Sandwich from 10 am - 4 pm.  Visit a number of lovely private home gardens in Sandwich at your leisure anytime between 10am and 4pm. Light refreshments will be served overlooking the Wildflower Garden at Green Briar. All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Society.   Our Garden Tour is part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Check with the Society office for fees and details.


Adult Programs

GUIDED WILDFLOWER GARDEN TOURS -
TUESDAYS at 10:00am

WILD Women Wednesday Walking Club     1:00pm-3:30pm.  Call the office to find out which Wednesdays.

WILDFLOWER GARDEN LITERATURE CLUB
Meets at 2:15pm once a month.  Call office for book title.


Family Programs

FULL MOON WALKS FOR FAMILIES AND ADULTS
Join a Society naturalist for a nighttime hike along trails and pond edge as we search for sight or sound of creatures of the dusk and dark
.

    FAMILY BIRDING AT THE EAST
SANDWICH GAME  FARM

NATURE JOURNALING FOR FAMILIES with Mary Richmond
Saturdays, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 12, Sept. 16
from 3:30-5:00pm

FAMILIES WITH TENTS CAMP OUT AT GREEN BRIAR
Families are invited to spend a summer overnight at Green Briar Nature Center.
Dates: July 12 or August 12-13

PRIVATE POND PADDLING: TURTLE CATCHING, FISH JUMPING TOURS BY CANOE
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond your sight from the pond edge at Green Briar?
Mondays, July 3 August 21 from 3:00-4:30pm
Fee is $75


Educator Workshops

MUSEUM INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING SCIENCE
Cape Cod Region 

One-Week Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

Making Waves: Exploring Water and Marine Science to Engage Your Students in Inquiry


JULY 10-14 2017 Summer Professional Development Institute

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Growing Up WILD
Conducted by Burgess Society Education Director Mary Beers, who is a Massachusetts DOE Professional Development Provider, this fast paced workshop follows the inter-disciplinary curriculum guide written for educators of children ages 3-7.
Curriculum Guide available for an additional fee of $25.
Saturday, OCTOBER 21 from 8:30am-3:30pm
FEE: $35


Upcoming Events

Child  Programs  
See Child Program page for
full details

Burgess Book Club for Children   Ages 6-12

Meets (usually) the last Friday of every month from 4:00-5:30pm at Green Briar.  Please register for each month.   

April
Mrs. Peter Cottontail

 $5 per child to cover snack.


Scouting Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Troops are invited to come and complete requirements for badges and patches. Space is limited, so register early. OVERNIGHTS are booking now.


Family  Programs
see Family Programs page for complete details
CRITTER CAPERS at Green Briar Fridays at 10:30am

ANIMAL STORY TIMES at GREEN BRIAR   Saturdays at 10:30am



Adult Programs
Registration required
508-888-6870

Nature Walking Club
Wednesdays  - call office for info
508-888-6870


 


 

 

News

Nature's Ambassador
The Legacy of
Thornton W. Burgess

By Christie Palmer Lowrance

Nature's Ambassador 

Book Reviews



Bird Kit

Education Kits are now available to be loaned (free of charge) to educators for a 2 week period.  The topics available are:  Birds, Mammals, Honey Bees, Endangered Species, Herps, Rocks & Minerals, Seashore Life, Dinosaurs & Fossils and Plants.


PLAN YOUR OWN PRIVATE JAM CLASS:  

Jam Class

Get together a group of 6 or more friends for your own private jam class.  Call the office for details  508-888-6870  Mary or Andrea - or - join one of our regularly scheduled adult or family jam workshops.  Jam Workshops


 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508.888.6870